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EXHIBITION MILDURA Danila-Ivanovich-Vassilieff,-Cocky-and-Darling-Scene,-1957_1000


20 Apr 2024 – 16 Jun 2024

Danila Vassilieff was one of the most loved and revered personalities in Australian art. The Russian-born Australian painter and sculptor’s presence and example were critical to the figurative and expressionist direction of Melbourne art in the 1940s.His down-to-earth direct approach to mark making helped to break down the stuffy values of the time, providing ammunition for the moderns in the debate between art and ‘modern’ art… for this, he has often been referred to as the ‘father of Australian modernism’.

This exhibition showcases a selection of works created during his time spent in Mildura, and these are a highlight of the Mildura Arts Centre Collection.

Image: Danila Ivanovich Vassilieff, Cocky and Darling Scene (detail), 1957. Gouache on newsprint. Mildura Arts Centre Collection. © Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Gallery Details

Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
T: 03 5018 8330
E: gallery@mildura.vic.gov.au
W: milduraartscentre.com.au

Opening Hours
Open Daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day
Anzac Day: 1pm to 5pm 
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.